'''McKendree University''' ('''McK'''), formerly known as '''McKendree College''', is a private university|private liberal arts college|liberal arts
university located in Lebanon, Illinois
, United States. The area is a part of the Metro-East
region of Greater St. Louis
. Founded in 1828 as the '''Lebanon Seminary''', it is the oldest college in Illinois
. McKendree enrolls approximately 2,300 undergraduates and nearly 700 graduate students representing 25 countries and 29 states. In the undergraduate program, on average there are 51% females and 49% males. The institution remains affiliated with the United Methodist Church
. The school renamed '''McKendree University''' beginning with the 2007–08 academic year. McKendree University comprises a College of Arts and Science, a School of Business, a School of Health Professions, and a School of Education.
Fielding athletic teams known as the McKendree Bearcats, the university...